One of Tamil cinema’s most flamboyant stars, STR remains a massive name among fans and went on to taste massive success with Chekka Chivantha Vaanam last year.

Despite his 2019 not off to a great start after his Vantha Rajavathaan Varuven failed to hit the right notes at the box office, the swashbuckling actor is back with a bang now with his new look for his upcoming film, Maanadu, under Venkat Prabhu’s direction.

STR Simbu

Simbu’s new transformation was one of the most debated topics during his appearance at the wedding of his younger brother, Kuralarasan, last week. With major pre-production work for Maanaadu already done, production is set to kick off later this month.

STR Simbu Venkat Prabhu Premgi Amaren Maanaadu

It must also be noted that Simbu’s next tentatively titled STR 45 was announced by Studio Green only a few days back with the project said to be the remake of the smash hit Kannada film, Mufti, and will see Gautham Karthik playing one of the leads under Narthan’s direction.

STR Simbu Gautham Karthik Narthan Mufti STR45

Meanwhile, there have been reports doing the rounds that a sequel to Simbu’s smash hit, Thotti Jaya, is under development. The 2005 gangster thriller film featured Malayalam actress Gopika under V. Z. Durai’s direction and was produced by Kalaipuli S. Thanu with music by Harris Jayaraj and Yuvan Shankar Raja.

STR Simbu Gopika Thotti Jaya

That said, we here at Galatta got in touch with director V. Z. Durai, who confirmed that plans to make Thotti Jaya 2 are indeed true. He further went on to reveal that Simbu is mighty interested for the project to materialize and it is now a matter of time for it to turn into a reality.

STR Simbu Gopika Thotti Jaya